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Movies, TV shows may resume shooting in general quarantine areas after April 30


April 28, 2020

MANILA — Will Cardo Dalisay finally return to the province in the hit action drama “Ang Probinsyano”?

This after Malacañang announced Tuesday that production of movies and television programs may resume next month but only in areas that are under general community quarantine (GCQ).

In a briefing on Tuesday, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said motion picture, video and television program production, sound recording and music publishing activities will be allowed in GCQ areas after April 30.

“Ang ibig sabihin, ‘yung mga telenobela, dapat i-tape sa GCQ areas. Hindi pa po puwede sa Metro Manila,” Roque said.

However, other entertainment-related mass gatherings, including but not limited to theaters, cinemas, large concerts, festivals, carnivals, conventions, shows and bars are still prohibited both in places under GCQ and enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

It was on March 13 when ABS-CBN temporarily suspended the staging of its live entertainment shows and production of its movies and teleseryes in compliance with the government’s declaration of a lockdown and ban on mass gatherings to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

The company took this initiative for the safety and health of its artists, crew, production teams, their families and the general public.

While it went off air for a while, some ABS-CBN shows have returned via digital format sans its usual studio setup.

Aside from ABS-CBN, Viva Entertainment has also temporarily shut down its production of movies, television and special projects due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Check this link to see the areas that will remain under ECQ.

This article was first published here.